Improve meeting efficiency by 200% with parallel thinking.
Why do people rather go to a movie than to attend a meeting? Why do we hear again and again that meetings are a waste of time and that even managers prefer to do "real" work than attending a meeting? The reason is as simple as compelling.
Meetings are badly run throughout organizations, nationalities and cultures. Either they are excruciatingly boring, hijacked by one or two people, dominated by the boss (who supposed to know it all) or a one-way communication channel for giving instructions.
But they are rarely a breeding ground for innovative ideas, a haven where delicate and controversial issues are discussed or a place where people challenge each other's ideas and visions. This can be changed with the six thinking hats concept.
The six thinking hats is a valuable application tool for intercultural teams and organizations with diverse backgrounds and cultures.
Not only does the Six thinking hats make meetings more interesting and efficient, it also takes into consideration peoples values and ensures that nobody is losing out in the process of making your organization a better and a more meaningful place to work.
The Six Thinking Hats
- 08:30 - Hat building activity (handicraft & ice breaker).
- 09:00 - The concept of parallel vs. adversarial thinking
- 09:30 - Meetings in a cross-cultural environment.
- 09:45 - Meaning of the six colors. Practice session.
- 10:00 - Coffee break.
- 10:15 - Six thinking hats vocabular.
- 10:30 - Brainstorming by using the Six thinking Hats technique.
- 11:30 - Using white hat to define a problem statement.
- 12:00 - Break.
- 13:00 - Finding solutions using the Six Thinking Hats by applying the red, yellow, black and green hat.
- 15:00 - Coffee break.
- 15:15 - Break-out session. Smaller groups practice independently.
- 17:00 - End of work-shop.
- 09:00 - Introduction to the Six Thinking Hats.